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Best Poetry Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Poetry books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Sun and Her Flowers (2017)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadFrom Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept…
Author(s): Rupi Kaur

2. Milk and Honey (2015)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThe book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look….
Author(s): Rupi Kaur

3. I Saw You As A Flower: A Poetry Collection (2018)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThere is a time for everything— a time to wither, a time to grow, and a time to blossom. I Saw You As A Flower is a poetry collection that encompasses heartbreak, growth, and finding love. These poems are for those who love too deeply, for those who break too easily, and for those who continue to rise— time and time again. Ellen Everett’s words enable readers to confront their deepest sorrows and piece together the parts that are broken. This is a story of heartbreak and love— but more importantly, a story of overcoming, empowerment, and survival….
Author(s): Ellen Allbrey Everett

4. The Dark Between Stars: Poems (2018)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadAtticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys). In his second collection of poetry, The Dark Between Stars, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. He captures the infectious energy of starting a relationship, the tumultuous realities of commitment, and the agonizing nostalgia of being alone again. While grappling with the question of how to live with purpose and find meaning in the…
Author(s): Atticus

5. The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy (2017)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThe Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book Award for 50 Best Spiritual Books in 2017 by Spirituality and Practice Website….
Author(s): John Brehm

6. I hope this reaches her in time (2017)

Best Poetry Books You Should Readyou have a message from r.h. Sin…
Author(s): r.h. Sin

7. The Truth About Magic: Poems (2019)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadIn his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking inward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing. Whether it’s drinking wine out of oak barrels, laughing until you cry, dancing in old barns until the sun comes up, or making love on sandy beaches, Atticus reminds us that magic is everywhere―we simply have to look for it….
Author(s): Atticus

8. Love Her Wild: Poems (2017)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadLove Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. He was dubbed the “#1 poet to follow” by Teen Vogue and “the world’s most tattoo-able” poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris;…
Author(s): Atticus

9. The Rose That Grew From Concrete (2009)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadTupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.His talent was unbounded — a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic — a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable — as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist’s enigmatic world and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand from the time…
Author(s): Tupac Shakur

10. Petals of the Moon: A Poetry Collection (2019)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadPetals of the Moon is a collection of poems that take the reader through the journey of night….
Author(s): C Churchill

11. Ice Cream And Suicide (2017)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadA collection of poetry focusing on the hardships that come with shattered relationships, the feelings that bloom in love lost, and the experiences of finding closure. Ice Cream And Suicide is a personal look at the events that have scarred and inspired the author to begin poetry. The woman who Ray writes about has not one name, but many. The collection truly captures the dark side of love and is proof that words can kill just as bullets or hand grenades….
Author(s): Jack Ray

12. Pillow Thoughts (2017)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadPillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most….
Author(s): Courtney Peppernell

13. A Poetry Handbook (1994)

Best Poetry Books You Should ReadWith passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index….
Author(s): Mary Oliver

14. salt. (2013)

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Author(s): Nayyirah Waheed

Best Poetry Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some poetry books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Difficulty in Poetry: A Stylistic Model

Author(s): Davide Castiglione
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311685

Lyric Pedagogy and Marxist-Feminism: Social Reproduction and the Institutions of Poetry

Author(s): Samuel Solomon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 541 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2341745

The Experience of Poetry: From Homer’s Listeners to Shakespeare’s Readers

Author(s): Derek Attridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2019, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2342452

Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization

Author(s): Walt Hunter
Publisher: Fordham University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2348286

Romanticism and Popular Magic: Poetry and Cultures of the Occult in the 1790s

Author(s): Stephanie Elizabeth Churms
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354469

Phenomenology and the Late Twentieth-Century American Long Poem

Author(s): Matthew Carbery
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354503

A Black Arts Poetry Machine: Amiri Baraka and the Umbra Poets

Author(s): David Grundy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2367181

The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

Author(s): Adam Nicolson
Publisher: William Collins, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2377141

The fictions of Arthur Cravan: Poetry, boxing and revolution

Author(s): Dafydd Jones
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2377377

How Poetry Can Change Your Heart

Author(s): Megan Falley; Andrea Gibson
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Year: 2019, Size: 998 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2378458

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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